The Ogudu Oshadi of Ogombo Kingdom in Eti Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State, Oba Muslim Abiodun Ogunbo, has been presented with a staff of office.
The installation and presentation ceremony, which was held in Ogombo on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 was carried out by the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Bolaji Kayode Robert.
The well-attended ceremony witnessed the Lagos governor representative extolling the virtues of the monarch, who said his installation was in line with the state’s registered declaration regulating the selection of Obas in the state.
Robert said Oba Ogunbo’s selection was through a seamless and a united effort of the ruling house that produced him to ascend the throne of his forefathers.
The special adviser said the ceremony also followed due processes after the state government has carefully and meticulously scrutinised the candidate and has found him worthy.
He thanked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for creating such a seamless and efficient system that makes Obaship process in the state transparent and timely, which has culminated into the installation and presentation of staff of office to the Ogombo and others in the state.
Robert, while congratulating Oba Ogunbo and the sons and daughters of Ogombo, reminded them that the ceremony marked a significant milestone in the community in that it signifies progress for the community, because it was the first time that Ogombo was getting an Oba and not a Baale as it used to be.
The special adviser assured the people that the Sanwo-Olu administration will continue to accord all parts of the state the same respect and attention they deserved in terms of infrastructure, economic empowerment, human capital development and security.
He also enjoined all the sons and daughters of Ogombo to rally round their monarch for the peace and progress of the community.
He has this to say “I commend the Kingmakers and elders of Ogombo Kingdom as well as the Ruling Houses for the peace and mutual understanding that have characterised the process that has led to the installation of the new Monarch”
“Today, as the Stool of Ogombo Kingdom transits from Baale to Oba, I enjoin Sons and Daughters of this kingdom to rally round their new king in achieving the peace, prosperity and progress that Ogombo Kingdom needs”
He summed up his speech to say this, “Once again I congratulate and rejoice with His Royal Majesty, and all of the good people of Ogombo Kingdom, on this august occasion. Ki Ade pe Lori, Ki Bata pe lese, Ki Irukere ma a posi.
Igbega Ipinle Eko… Ajumose Ni!
In his address at the occasion, the newly installed monarch, Oba Abiodun Muslim Ogunbo, thanked Governor Sanwo-Olu and members of his administration for finding him worthy of the throne and for making the struggle and dreams of the people of Ogombo come true.
He said the people will continue to be grateful for the honour done to the community and will continue to support the governor and the government by being loyal at all times, particularly as the 2023 elections draw nearer. He said his community and those in its environs will surely deliver to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the elections.
The monarch also took time out to acknowledge the support of everyone – state government officials, monarchs and all well-wishers for gracing the occasion and for their kind gesture.
He promised that his reign will usher in peace, tranquility and progress as Ogombo will continue to witness unprecedented progress from that moment.
Oba Ogunbo also said
“The history of Ogombo will never be complete without the due appreciation of our leader, and former governor of Lagos state , His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu whose intervention in the Ogombo crisis of several years ago is the catalyst of the prevalent peace and progress we are experiencing today in our Community.
The people of Ogombo are forever indebted to you sir . May Almighty Allah grant you your heart desires”.
It should also be noted at this juncture that Oba Ogunbo appreciates the unflinching support of Dr. Obafemi Hamzat Kadiri (The Deputy Governor of Lagos State), Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, (the Hon. Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly), Hon. Babajide Obanikoro (Member House of Representatives), Rt. Hon. Wasiu Eshinlokun, (Deputy Speaker Lagos State house of Assembly), Hon. Noheem Babatunde Adams, (Deputy Majority Leader Lagos State House ofAssembly), Hon. Saheed Bankole (Chairman Eti-Osa Local Government), Hon. Ogundare John Campos (Chairman Eti-Osa East LCDA) Hon. Rashidat Adu (Chairman Iru/VI LCDA), Hon. Samuel Egube (Hon. Commissioner for Economic Planning & Budget) Mr. Robert Bolaji (Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs) Prince Bayo Oshiyemi (Special Adviser to the Governor on Chieftaincy matters) Mrs. Kikelomo Sanyaolu (The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Local Government &Chieftancy Affairs) Hon. Samod Oseni Ogunbo (Supervisory Councilor for works in Eti Osa East LCDA), not forgetting my very supportive ally, Otunba Salisu Elegushi MD/CEO Sabitex Hotels and the host of others.
More importantly, Oba Ogunbo has this to say ” I want to seize this opportunity to thank my immediate family, my lovely wife, my amiable children and my extended family for standing by me all throughout the period and being a pillar of moral support”.
In conclusion however, he assured everyone that under his watch as the Oba of Ogombo Kingdom, no effort will be spared to ensure that peace, transquility and unity reign supreme in the land. I will continue to unite the people towards the common task of living in peace and harmony for progress and socio-economic development of our community.